Office Days, Homeschooling, Fundraising and Football…

Our life can currently be summed up by the title of this blog. I’ve been spending most weekdays working with Helping Hands Foreign Missions in the Gainesville, GA office in preparation for our November departure for Uganda. Amy and Malachi have been spending their days adjusting to the Homeschool life. This has all come with certain challenges, but has been a great time of learning for us as we prepare for this next phase of life.

My temporary office in the workroom 🙂
Malachi’s first day of homeschool.

Most evenings and the days I am not in the office, we are either at the football field of sharing our story and upcoming mission with individuals and churches. If you know Malachi at all, you are aware of his passion for football! He is growing so much as an individual, gaining a deeper understanding of teamwork, and having the time of his life on the football field this year. Although we truly desire to be in Uganda as you read this, we are thankful God has given Malachi the opportunity to participate in one more season of football before we leave.

Practice with the Wolfpack (Black jersey, neon laces, fierce 3-pt stance)

Just as Malachi is beginning to understand he can’t operate outside of his team on the football field, God has begun teaching Amy and I a similar lesson. We must depend on and trust our TEAM! Our team responsible for keeping us lifted up to God in prayer, funding our mission completely, and being there for us whether we need to celebrate or cry on someone’s shoulder. While comparing the mission field to a gold mine as deep as the center of the earth, William Carey, a missionary from the early 1800’s in India put it this way “I will venture to go… but remember that you must hold the ropes. To this point we have 32 families and individuals who have committed to financially supporting us in some capacity. These are the individuals who are “holding the ropes”.  We believe with 60 total supporters, we will be fully funded. This leaves us needing 28 more families and/or individuals to join our team. We are asking for you to consider holding a rope for us as we venture to the Village of Eden to share the love of Jesus with those who have very little hope. With enough people “holding the ropes” to fully fund our work in Uganda, we will fly out for Uganda on November 9th! Be a part of what God is doing in Uganda, and ultimately the Great Commission being fulfilled!

Call the office today at (678)765-6999 to join our monthly support team, or give online here: Burnett Missionary Support

Thanks for joining us on this journey.

Drew Burnett


Helping Hands Foreign Missions is a 501(c)3 organization.

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20


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